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The Shining hotel to dig up pet cemetery

Wednesday 2 Oct 2013 11:59 a.m.

The Stanley Hotel (Wikipedia)

The Stanley Hotel (Wikipedia)

The Colorado hotel which inspired horror classic The Shining has struck fear into Stephen King fans everywhere by announcing plans to dig up a neighbouring pet cemetery.

The Stanley Hotel in Estes Parr wants to build a wedding pavilion in its place, reports local paper The Coloradoan.

Pet Semetary (sic) is of course the name of another chilling King novel, where deceased pets and people buried in a cemetery located on top of a Native American burial ground are brought back to life as killers.

The hotel plans to move the graves to another site, but a local 'psychic' told The Coloradoan if care isn't taken, spirits "stuck between this world and the next" could plague the project.

The Shining, published in 1977, was inspired by a dream King had at the Stanley Hotel while staying there in the 1970s. Pet Sematary, which came out in 1983, was inspired by a cemetery in his home state of Maine.

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